I know it's a day late, but yesterday was a snow day, which means uber hard work, because not a lot of employees made it in, so we worked our tails off (I sweat through my clothes - ew!)
But I'm here with my TBT!
Two pieces, because they complement each other; they are oldies, but goodies!.
The first one is The Sorcerer, a small kit by Dimensions that I stitch in 1999. I framed it using a sticky board (I didn't know how bad they were at the time, but hey, it's not like this is an heirloom piece, so I don't mind!) and a frame from Michaels. Oddly, it's a non-glare glass, so it is slightly mottled, but it's nice for taking a a face-on picture.
This piece has hung in every place I've lived since 1999. The apartments, the duplex, the houses, the townhomes. Every single one.
I used all kit materials, and I had fun with the french knots. I remember sitting on the floor pillow that my grandma made for me, in my little efficiency apartment in Houston. I was working my first "adult/real world" job with MD Anderson and spend a lot of time either on my computer with the TWBB, on mIRC, or just sitting on the floor (or in the papasan) stitching. It was a special (if poor ;) ) time.
A couple of years later, I saw the Sorceress kit at Michaels, too, and decided to finish it as a companion piece for the Sorcerer. It has always hung above/below/besides the Sorcerer, though I was bummed that I couldn't find the same frame. I don't feel the need to reframe them to match, though.
Unfortunately, it's nice and shiny glass, so harder to get a direct picture of. I used all kit materials again, and she was finished 3/6/2001, after I started keeping a diary for my cross stitch pieces. By this time, I was still at MD Anderson, but in a nicer apartment with an actual hand-me-down couch! I actually used my floss storage system for end tables.
As a total aside, I was crazy jealous of the framing (SoCal) Debbie did of the finished pieces last year that she was giving to a friend.
So that's this week's TBT.
Here's a shot of what I was driving through to get to work yesterday - it's a lot better now (except for the ice), but a lot of trees are still snapping and coming down. I hope my friends get power back today. I'm in North Carolina - I'm not supposed to be dealing with this! (if the state of the foliage is any indication, we shouldn't have to deal with this very often!) I'm looking forward to tomorrow - no matter what the state of the roads or weather, I don't have to go anywhere if I don't want to!